Building Bridges Conference–Hot Links

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Here are some sources of information and opinions about the Building Bridges conference. Audio files of the talks Baptist Press Reports Calvinism examined in its Baptist context.For whom did Christ die? Does God choose who will believe? Stereotypes hinder SBC’s Calvinism dialogue. Akin envisions ‘Great Commission Resurgence. Selected Blog Comments Timmy Brister, one and twoTim…



Building Bridges Radio Interview today at 1PM (Eastern time)

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Kevin Boling and Paul Dean of the Calling for Truth radio talk show will interview me today at 1PM (Eastern time) about the recently concluded Building Bridges conference. The program airs live on the airwaves in SC (and parts of NC, TN and GA) on Christian Talk 660am. A live audio stream is also available…



Building Bridges Conference – Initial Thoughts

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The conference ended on a high note with Danny Akin’s presentation on Working Together to Make Christ Known. His comments were insightful, inspiring, bold, courageous and gracious. He argued for why and how Southern Baptists should make the effort to work together for a “Great Commission Resurgence.” This is on talk you absolutely must hear…



Building Bridges Conference #3-Music

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Mike Harland of LifeWay is leading our singing for the conference and is doing an outstanding job in guiding us in worship. Theology sings and those who recognize the importance of theology tend to love to sing. That is as it should be since all theology should lead to doxology. Here is one song that…



Building Bridges #2–Dockery and Nettles

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David Dockery identified himself as the “lead off hitter for the Akin-Amyrauldian-quasi-Arminian team” as he began his talk on the historical record of Baptists and Calvinism. Using 1 Thesalonians 5:21 (Test all things; hold fast what is good) as his guide, he led us through a very helpful birds-eye-view of history, from Calvin to Baptist…



Building Bridges #1 Stetzer

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Ed Stetzer talked about recent research from LifeWay and NAMB under the heading of “Calvinism and SBC Leadership and Evangelistic Implications.” My take on Ed’s report is that research indicates that the conservative resurgence is becoming a Calvinistic resurgence. As he put it, “It would be difficult to say that Calvinism is not a growing…



Building Bridges Conference audio files

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The Building Bridges Confernce: Southern Baptists and Calvinism conference is scheduled to begin in a few hours. There will be no live webcast of the sessions but it is anticipated that some will be live-blogging the meeting. If this indeed does happen, and I discover who is doing it, I will post a link to…



Churches inflate their statistics? Who would’ve thought…

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World Magazine reveals that the number of participants that many churches report don’t add up in an article entitled, “Numbers Racket” in the December 1, 2007 issue. You can read part of the story here, but you must be a subscriber to read all of it. If you don’t already subscribe to this excellent magazine,…



Debt Counseling for Holiday Shopping

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In honor of Black Friday and the kickoff of that season when retailers work doubly hard to separate you from your money, I offer this video instruction on how to avoid debt. It is painfully accurate. HT: Andrew Nicewander



Happy Thanksgiving

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With the upcoming Building Bridges conference I will not be posting much for the next two weeks. If you are able to make it to Ridgecrest I hope we can have a few minutes at least to say hello (the schedule is really packed!). If you can’t attend, please do pray for what takes place…